In now it’s fourth year, the New Canaan Benefit for Nazareth Housing has become the can’t-miss event in New Canaan each spring. This year featuring a fully stacked auction and musical guest The Short Bus Band, the event proved once again that the Benefit Committee members in New Canaan are experts at raising money to prevent homelessness.
We were so pleased to honor the teen volunteers of the St. Aloysius Youth Ministry and welcome so many New Canaan friends, family, and supporters.
St. Aloysius Youth Ministry has enjoyed a mentor relationship with the children and mothers of Thorpe for more than six years. For the past two years, our teen leaders have been graduating seniors Katelyn Sparks, Wyatt Wilson, and Stephen Wronski. Serving as the Catholic Service Corps, teens gather in New Canaan to discuss the plan for the day before traveling to the Bronx. Events with the children range from visits to the playground to holiday-themed events like “Breakfast with Santa” and simply sharing time in fellowship with a meal or snack, crafts, and games. Annual outings also include afternoons at the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Gardens. The Youth Ministry teens always look forward to the smiles and hugs from their friends at Thorpe!
The generosity of New Canaan will empower New York City’s most vulnerable, helping them build pathways out of poverty and create lives filled with possibility and opportunity. Nazareth Housing is